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Ivan Argüelles

Ivan Argüelles and Neeli Cherkovski

18 JUNE 2015 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Ivan Argüelles and Neeli Cherkovski, hosted by Richard Silberg, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Ivan Argüelles's new book of poems is Duo Poemata: Ilion–a Transcription & Altertumswissenschaft. Jack Foley says of it, "…the 'marvelous' of these poems ventures further than even Surrealism. Their vast reach and their vast reading include the Classics and the realm of Pound's Cantos, where the dead and the living mingle. James Joyce's 'nighttown' is here as well…" He has published many previous collections, including Looking for Mary Lou, which won the Poetry Society of America's William Carlos Williams Award in 1989; The Death of Stalin: Selected Early Poems, which won the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award in 2010; a number of 'epic', book-length poems like "That" Goddess; and A Day in the Sun, an elegiac collection prompted by the death in 2011 of his twin brother José Argüelles, the renowned New Age writer.
Neeli Cherkovski's new book of poems is The Crow and I. Raymond Foye says of him, "He celebrate[s] a love and learning in language that is exuberant, vivid, and reflective. Neeli lives for poetry. Long may this great imagination thrive." His previous collections include Leaning Against Time, From the Canyon Outward, and Animal. He is also the author of the prose works Whitman's Wild Children, Bukowski: A Life, and Ferlinghetti: A Biography. His honors include a PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles National Award for literary excellence and a 2014 Acker Award for poetry and biography.




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25 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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26 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Glen David Gold discusses his new memoir, I Will Be Complete, with ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon, City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3215)
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  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present "Tuesdays at North Beach," a weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent, hosted by Friends' Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, this week features David Volpendesta and Dan Katz, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
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    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)
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27 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Veronica Scott Esposito The Doubles, Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky, and Craig Santos Perez From Unincorporated Territory discuss the very lively, very angry collection of work from forty novelists, essayists, poets, and artists, Who Will Speak for America, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, san Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3216)
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  • An evening with novelist Porochista Khakpour reading from her new book, Sick: A Memoir, with novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Border of Paradise, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-porochista-khakpour-sick)
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28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

29 JUNE 2018 — friday

    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Taking Stock," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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30 JUNE 2018 — saturday


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